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News and Announcements

  • X-ray Diffraction (XRD) 101
  • Keyence: New Elemental Analysis for Material Characterization

    For the first time ever, LIBS (Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) technology has been introduced to a microscope. Salient features include:

  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) 101

    X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) is a nanometer level surface-sensitive quantitative spectroscopic technique based on the photoelectric effect that can identify the elemental composition, their chemical states, and density of the electronic states in materials. At the WVU Shared Facilities, a PHI VersaProbeTM XPS system is available and heavily utilized by researchers across the campus. In this 2-hour Webinar, I will,

  • New Keyence VHX-7000N digital microscope in the SRF cleanroom

    A new digital microscope––the Keyence VHX-7000N––is now available to researchers in the Evansdale cleanroom.

  • Different SEM manufacturers to visit WVU

    The Shared Research Facilities (SRF) is exploring options to upgrade Scanning Electron Microscopy capabilities within the Electron Microscopy Facilities (EMF). A request for federal funding (CDS) was recently submitted for FY 2023. In the meantime, an initial survey of current and potential users identified the following desired capabilities in the new system:

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Researcher Spotlight

Meet Maria.

I am Maria TorresArango, Ph.D. student in Materials Science and Engineering. I am interested in creating solutions for sustainability and smart living. My research focuses on nano materials for energy harvesting and recovery, solar cell devices, and thermo-electric materials. I use non-toxic and water-compatible materials to ensure the highest levels of safety from the laboratory scale, to the processing stage, to the user, to the environment when the device is disposed of or recycled. I consider research to be of paramount importance. In industry or academia, research is that common place where fundamentals meet applications for actual solutions to engineering problems, and I am excited to be part of it.

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